Women’s Hall of Fame

Nan Hawkins Bostick

NAN HAWKINS BOSTICK has been described as the “stem winder” of the pro-choice movement in California, especially among Republicans in California. While chairing the Children by Choice (San Mateo) and Bay Area Pro-Choice Coalitions, she created the “Choice Is As American As Apple Pie” singing telegram and organized apple pie presentations to legislators in Sacramento every January 22, anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, from 1979 to 1982. She served as the State Coordinator of California Republicans for Choice, was Public Affairs Director for Planned Parenthood of San Mateo, twice chaired the County National Women’s Political Caucus, and in 1994 won election to the Republican County Central Committee. From 1970-1978 she led a rock-and-roll band and gained fame as a songwriter and performer for feminist rallied, benefits, and children’s programs. She was also known in the 70’s for computerizing data banks for the organizations she supported, long before other even had computers. Being a single mom, she began working from home in 1976 as proprietor of NGB & Associates, Educational Media Specialists, through which she has created award-winning textbooks, games, and computer-based language arts materials for special education and inner-city elementary students.
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